arghavan   shahidi, dmd
family & cosmetic dentistry
(978) 851-8888

       Root Canal
Financing Available With
Care Credit
Advanced Technology
:: Digital X-Rays
   (less radiation)
:: Porcelain Crowns
:: Tooth Colored Fillings
Dr. Shahidi
1120 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
TEL (978) 851-8888
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A typical implant consists of a titanium screw, with a roughened surface.  At edentulous (without teeth) jaw sites, the implant screw is placed into the bone.
A cover screw is then placed and the operation site is allowed to heal for a few months for integration to occur.
After few months the implant is uncovered and a healing abutment and temporary crown is placed onto the implant. This encourages the gum to grow in the right scalloped shape to approximate a natural tooth's gums and allows assessment of the final aesthetics of the restored tooth. Once this has occurred a permanent crown will be constructed and placed on the implant.
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